“With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.”
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Have you ever felt like you were being watched?
Larry was home for lunch today and observed that we had a Peeping Tom. "Look," he said. "He's looking in the playroom window."
I went to grab the gun, thinking it was Tom Foley, but it it was just a snake.
More specifically, it was a smooth green snake, and it was on the potato vine that runs up the corner of our house. It was just sitting there, staring in the playroom window. If you can ignore the dirty window (I hate doing windows) try to enjoy the shot of our little visitor.
Why he was staring in the window I don't know. Maybe he heard we provide creepy crawlies with shelter against the coming cold snap. We didn't bring him in, though. Unlike the Octavias, green snakes are common to our area and will soon find a warm place to sleep. Outdoors. Where he belongs.
I did get a good shot of his face before he left. He really is such a little beauty. I love his big eyes!
So tomorrow Alex has a homeschooling event - some Colonial sewing thing. While she's at that, Lucas and I are going on a spider hunt. The temperatures are forecasted to dip into the low 40's here tomorrow night; the Octavias won't likely survive, so we're going to try and collect what we can and release them in the greenhouse.
I told Larry I'd like to set the original Octavia up in this huge hexagon aquarium we have. It would be pretty neat to put it in the corner of the bedroom, I think, with a flourescent light on it. A spider night light. Yeah, that'd be way cool.